An Integrated Approach to Young Adult Mental Health Rehab

Co-Occurring Disorders


The Truth About Male Body Image Issues

Reading Time: 6 minutes The stigma around male body image issues often prevents young men from speaking honestly about their experiences and seeking treatment for related mental health challenges.
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Codependency Disorder in Young Adults

Reading Time: 7 minutes Codependency disorder is a type of dysfunctional relationship in which one or both people experiences an unhealthy level of reliance on the other. A codependent person may feel they are worthless without the other person.

LGBTQ Youth Mental Health: New Research and Statistics

Reading Time: 4 minutes Young adults have been hit harder than any other age group by the psychological, political, economic, and social repercussions of the last two years. And within this demographic, young people who identify as LGBTQ have been even more drastically impacted. A new Trevor Project survey on LGBTQ youth mental health found that 69 percent of […]

Common Types of Party Drugs Young Adults Abuse During Spring Break

Reading Time: 6 minutes Use of a variety of common types of party drugs has reached record levels among young adults. In particular, use of the party drugs marijuana and hallucinogens is at historically high levels, according to a recent Monitoring the Future (MTF) study. Young adults use party drugs to enhance social experiences and feel more intense emotions […]

Do You Use a Filter Every Time You Post?

Reading Time: 6 minutes If you answered yes to that question, you’re not alone. Who doesn’t want whiter teeth, brighter skin, more symmetrical features? Social media filters let us have that and more, so we can keep up with all the other filter-using selfie-takers in our feeds. How could there be anything wrong with that?  It’s a natural impulse […]
Self-Harm relapse prevention

Preventing Self-Harm Relapse: 5 Approaches to Maintain Recovery and Break the Silence

Reading Time: 6 minutes Why do young people self-harm and how they can find self-harm recovery? Since self-harm typically starts in early to mid-adolescence, many young adults who struggle with this behavior may have been in treatment before, were able to stop, and then had a self-harm relapse during a period of emotional distress. Preventing self-harm relapse starts with […]

How to Cope with the Sunday Scaries

Reading Time: 5 minutes You may not know it has a name, but you’ve probably experienced it—that creeping sense of dread that comes over you on Sunday night, as the prospect of going back to school or work looms closer. It’s called the Sunday scaries, and new research shows that the pandemic has made it even worse, particularly for […]

How to Know If You Are in an Abusive Relationship

Reading Time: 6 minutes Not all abusive relationships are physically violent. In fact, emotional abuse within relationships is even more common than physical abuse. And it’s harder to recognize, because it can masquerade as an intense form of love and devotion. An abusive relationship often seems incredibly passionate and romantic at first, and then gradually descends into manipulation and […]

What Are Stimulants, and Which Ones Are Young Adults Abusing?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Young adults are under enormous stress. Between academic pressure, workplace stressors, social anxiety, and struggles with self-worth and mental health, they often feel as if they’re underwater all the time. They don’t have enough hours in the day to fit everything in, and they never get enough sleep. Stimulant drugs seem to offer a way […]

Studies Show Alcohol Abuse in Women Is Rising

Reading Time: 5 minutes New reports show that the mental health toll of the past year is manifesting in sharply rising rates of alcohol abuse in women. Social isolation, more time spent at home, and increases in anxiety and depression are driving up drinking rates. In fact, according to recent research, women are engaging in heavy drinking nearly twice […]

Tips for Families with Young Adults Moving Back Home

Reading Time: 5 minutes For the first time since the Great Depression, the majority of young adults are living with their parents. As of late 2020, 52 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds and nearly three-quarters of the 18–24 age group had moved back home, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s 26.6 million young people—an increase of 2.6 million […]

Gender Differences in Emotional Health and Neurobiology

Reading Time: 5 minutes Women are diagnosed with PTSD twice as often as men, while men are more likely to use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate their psychological pain. These are just two of the many gender differences in emotional health that research has uncovered. Scientists and mental health experts ascribe these disparities to a number of factors, including […]

The Effects of Drug Legalization

Reading Time: 5 minutes With an increasing number of states legalizing marijuana and other drugs, the debate continues on whether the negative effects of drug decriminalization outweigh the positives. Researchers, policymakers, and public health officials provide arguments on both sides. For mental health experts, however, the most relevant question is how drug legalization will impact rates of substance abuse […]
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Are Cigarettes a Gateway Drug?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Research shows that alcohol and marijuana can serve as “gateways” to using harder drugs. But there’s another gateway drug that young adults should be aware of: nicotine. Smoking cigarettes or using e-cigarettes in your late teens and early 20s creates changes in the brain and body that can make young people more apt to experiment […]

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